He was a financial adviser until he was hired as an assistant defensive line coach with the Oakland Raiders, his first coaching job at the college or pro level.
He now coaches defensive ends and linebackers at Georgia Tech.
Former Tech linebacker Lucius Sanford, a four-year starter and a first-team All-American in 1977, was on the ballot last year, but not this year.
Tech great Calvin Johnson was inducted at the 2018 National Football Foundation awards dinner in New York. He was selected in his first year in induction, the 19th former player or head coach to be honored.
Voting for the 2020 class ends June 21. The new members will be inducted during the 63rd NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 8, 2020, in New York.